ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Bishop

(1731-1795)


Samuel Bishop was born in London and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at St. John's College Oxford (B.A. 1754, Fellow 1753, M.A. 1758), where he was a student of Thomas Fry. He returned to Merchant Taylors' School to teach, where in 1783 he became a highly esteemed head master. Bishop was Rector of Ditton, Kent, and St. Martin Outwich, London (1789). His posthumously published Poems (1796) was much admired and several times reprinted.


TEXT RECORDS:

1751 ca.Genius.
1751 ca.The Man of Taste.

PUBLICATIONS:

Ode honorablis ad S. Poyntz. 1750.
An ode to the Earl of Lincoln on the Duke of Newcastle's retirement. 1762.
Feriae poeticae: sive carmina anglicana elegiaci plerumque argumenti latine reditta. 1766.
A sermon preached on the anniversary of Mr. Henry Raine's charity. 1783.
The fairy benison. 1796.
The poetical works, to which are prefixed memoirs by Thomas Clare. 2 vols, 1796.
Sermons chiefly upon practical subjects. 1798.
Select poems, in Works of the British Poets, ed. Ezekiel Sanford vol. 37. 1819.